John Redmond Reservoir Kansas, is a 3,804 ha impoundment completed by the CE in 1964 to provide flood control, water conservation, recreation, and water supply benefits. The total project of 12,829 ha includes 7,487 ha under cooperative agreement with the FWS for management as a wildlife refuge. An additional 596 ha of project lands are licensed for game management. Post-impoundment surveys indicate that the project (including refuge) annually supports an average of 10.132 man-days of hunting activity. The waterfowl hunting prediction was three times greater, and predicted upland game hunting activity for four greater than actual occurrences. Use of the project by migratory waterfowl was as expected for ducks but was averaged only 20% of the predicted level for geese. The qualitative fisheries predictions were generally accurate. The predicted volume of angling was about 38% higher than the actual angler pressure of 1974. Post-impoundment angling use in the Grand (Neosho) River below the John Redmond Reservoir was four times the value predicted in the pre-impoundment report. The general project evaluation prepared by the FWS in 1961 was perfunctory, at best. Later reports prepared by the FWS in 1963 to justify authorization of the national wildlife refuge, were more comprehensive.